Investigation: Heat Exchange

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After a brief reading on conduction and home heating systems, middle schoolers design a comparison experiment of temperature change in both hot and cold water. They will need to write up their own lab reports even though the procedure and analysis questions are provided. This can be used in a lesson on conduction or in energy efficiency.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Pros

  • Gives groups the opportunity to design an experiment and prepare a lab report
  • A revealing demonstration of how a heat pump might work
  • Clear diagrams and directions set the stage for the experimental design
Cons

  • None
Common Core